Popularly known as the Hare Krishna Movement, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a worldwide confederation of more than 400 temples, 100 vegetarian restaurants, and a wide variety of community projects
In Trinidad and Tobagoo we have been in existence for over 40 years and have grown from very humble beginnings to 2 fully functioning temples, a preaching centre and also a developing farm project.
We are the go-to organisation for street procession chanting and many persons visit our temples to sample our delicious meals.
We are also a regular attraction at the local NCIC Divali Nagar festival where is it not unusual to hear comments from visitors like, “I only feel like I have visited the Nagar when I come to the Hare Krishna booth.”
Apart from this our organisation has a deep mission which is encapsulated by our Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada in the following seven points:
1. To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
2. To propagate a consciousness of Krishna (God), as it is revealed in the great scriptures of India, Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
3. To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, the prime entity, thus developing the idea within the members, and humanity at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of Godhead (Krishna).
4. To teach and encourage the sankirtana movement, congregational chanting of the holy name of God, as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
5. To erect for the members and for society at large a holy place of transcendental pastimes dedicated to the personality of Krishna.
6. To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler, more natural way of life.
7. With a view towards achieving the aforementioned purposes, to publish and distribute periodicals, magazines, books and other writings.